US-Hawaii Accidents

27-Oct-20 N58251 MD Helicopters MD500D Nuuanu, US-Hawaii

Emergency landing in a ravine after experiencing engine problems.  Helicopter was working for Hawaiian Electric.  Some reports say “hard landing”.  Extent of damage not known. Pilot not injured “A contractor for Hawaiian Electric was transporting material near the Nuuanu Reservoir off Pali Highway when the helicopter lost power and made a hard landing,” according to... Read more

21-Feb-19 N506PH MD Helicopters MD500E Waipio, US-Hawaii

The Fire Department said the crash was a result of engine failure.  FAA report 2 POB with no injuries, while the operator said the unnamed pilot was hospitalized “for further evaluation as a precautionary measure.”  Operator said  in a statement “hard landing … while arriving for a utility flight”... Read more

17-Mar-15 N7062F Robinson R22 Ewa Beach, US-Hawaii

Pilot made an emergency landing after noticing smoke coming from the engine compartment, 2 POB uninjured – Sources say the pilot, Michael Tepper was on an introductory instructional flight with his passenger, Brandon Ahlo.... Read more

17-Oct-14 N227FT Robinson R22 Kona, US-Hawaii

Tail rotor struck ground on training flight... Read more

06-Aug-14 Hamakua, US-Hawaii

Hawaii County Fire Department helicopter made an emergency landing after an engine failure during a hurricane evacuation mission along the Hamakua coastline.  No damage, no injuries.  The only helicopter registered to Hawaii County Fire Dept is MD500E N911HY (0602E)... Read more

01-Aug-14 N110JC Robinson R44 Honolulu, US-Hawaii

Fell onto its starboard side close to fuel tanks during landing accident.  Pilot John Corboy and his two teenage passengers Dominic Mills-Patrick  and Nic Politsch got out OK  [note FAA data uses UTC date/time of 2nd August.  Accident occurred 1st August local date]... Read more

18-Jul-14 N197BH Eurocopter AS350B2 Kapalua, US-Hawaii

Emergency landing after loss of hydraulics... Read more

17-Jun-14 N6094H Eurocopter AS350BA Waihee, US-Hawaii

Precautionary field landing, no injuries, after reported mechanical issues.  All six passengers were guests of the Make-A-Wish charity.... Read more

13-Jun-14 N555YE Eurocopter EC135P2+ Lanai, US-Hawaii

Safe emergency landing after engine failure... Read more

29-Oct-13 N985EW Eurocopter AS350B3 Kona, US-Hawaii

Substantially damaged on landing.  Two people were aboard the aircraft. One was taken to the hospital with complaints of back pain, while the other was uninjured,... Read more

12-Sep-13 N798JH Eurocopter AS355 nr Hanapepe, US-Hawaii

Tour helicopter struck by a bird, shattering the windshield. The only passenger on the aircraft suffered minor injuries. The aircraft landed safely at Burns Field in Hanapepe.  Registration and type quoted by FAA do not tie up – N798JH was an AS350BA previously used by the company and no longer current.... Read more

25-Jul-13 N500PH MD Helicopters MD500E Hilo, US-Hawaii

Autorotation, and rolled over onto its side on landing, 700 feet short of landing pad.  One news report suggests Texas family on board suggested it ran out of fuel... Read more

17-Jun-13 N31551 Robinson R44 Lihue, US-Hawaii

Bird strike, windshield damaged, landed OK... Read more

08-May-13 N5ZK Robinson R22 Honolulu, US-Hawaii

Force landed in street and badly damaged in collision with parked vehicle... Read more

05-Apr-13 N520PA Hughes 500D Lihue, US-Hawaii

Found damage to trailing edge of rotor blade(s) on post-flight inspection... Read more

17-Jul-12 N716AM Agusta A109A Niihau, US-Hawaii

Rotor blades struck trees on take-off, landed on beach without further incident... Read more

02-May-12 N209KR Robinson R22 Kona, US-Hawaii

Came down on training flight.  Instructor and student both reported injured and to hospital... Read more

21-Dec-11 N964SA Eurocopter AS350B2 Hilo, US-Hawaii

Precautionary landing made on road, no injuries, no damage... Read more

07-Dec-11 N817AB Robinson R22 Honolulu, US-Hawaii

Substantial damage in field landing while practicing autorotations... Read more

14-Nov-11 Hilo, US-Hawaii

Precautionary landing due electrical problem.  AS350 or EC130... Read more

10-Nov-11 N11QV Eurocopter EC130 Molokai, US-Hawaii (5F)

Crashed into a mountainside on a sightseeing tour.  All 5 POB perished, including pilot Nathan Cline and Pennsylvania residents Michael and Nicole Abel who were only married five days earlier.  The other two were later named as Stuart Roberston and Eva Birgitta Wannersjo from Ontario, Canada... Read more

04-Apr-11 N8950F Hughes 269A-1 Kahului, US-Hawaii

Precautionary landing in cane field... Read more

29-Mar-11 Sikorsky MH-53 Kaneohe, US-Hawaii (1F)

One fatality, two critical, one serious aboard USMC H-53 helicopter which came down in the sea two miles off Kaneohe Air Station.  USCG and Honolulu Fire Dept helicopters attending.  Fatality later named as Cpl. Jonathan D. Faircloth, 22, of Mechanicsburg, PA.  Others on board were pilot Maj. Clinton J. Collins, co-pilot Capt. Kevin F. Hayles,... Read more

07-Feb-11 93-26476 Sikorsky UH-60 Honolulu, US-Hawaii

Emergency landing made in school field after warning light illuminated.  No damage.  Crew turned situation into educational opportunity for the school children.... Read more

27-May-09 Bell OH-58D Wheeler Army Airfield, US-Hawaii (2F)

27-May-09 Bell OH-58D Wheeler Army Airfield, US-Hawaii... Read more

23-Feb-09 N5232G MD Helicopters MD520N Oahu, US-Hawaii

23-Feb-09 N5232G MD Helicopers MD520N Oahu, US-Hawaii... Read more

5-Jan-09 N141MK Eurocopter AS350BA Honolulu, US-Hawaii

5-Jan-09 N141MK Eurocopter AS350BA Honolulu, US-Hawaii... Read more

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